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Sodium Erythorbate Properties

Sodium Erythorbate

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Sodium erythorbate is a food additive used predominantly in meats, poultry, and soft drinks. It is widely used as a food anti-oxidant and oxygen scavenger. Sodium Erythorbate inhibits the change of flavor and color in food when exposed to air. It is used as a reducing agent in industrial sectors like as a developing agent in photographic applications.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Crystalline Solid
CAS Number 6381-77-7
Density 1.954g/cm3
EINECS Number 228-973-9
IUPAC Name Sodium 5-(1,2-dihydroxyethyl)-3-hydroxy-4-oxofuran-2-olate
InChI 1S/C6H8O6/c7-1-2(8)5-3(9)4(10)6(11)12-5/h2,5,7-10H,1H2/t2-,5-/m1/s1
Melting Point 168-170 °C
Molar Mass 198.11 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H7NaO6
RTECS Number MP8910000
Solubility Soluble
Synonyms 3-Keto-D-Gulofuranolactose;Erbitn;Eribaten;Isoascorbic;Isona;Mercate20;Neo-Cebitate;Ozoban;D-Isoascorbate; Erythorbic Acid, Sodium Salt